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Personal Papers and Organizational Records

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The Truman Library has accumulated approximately 600 collections of President Truman's relatives, friends and associates.

The online finding aids are intended to provide information to researchers intending to make a research visit to the library, not as a means of selecting materials for mail order photocopying. The folder titles are typically not specific enough for that purpose.

  • Baade, Paul W. Papers- Major General, U.S. Army, and Commanding Officer, 35th Division, 1943-1946 The papers of Paul W. Baade consist of correspondence, maps, newspaper clippings, photos, publications, and certificates relating to General Baade's military career, and…
  • Baldridge, Holmes Papers- Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Civil Division, Department of Justice, 1951-1953 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 29 linear feet. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the…
  • Balducchi, David E. Papers- Historian and Official with the U.S. Department of Labor The papers of David E. Balducchi include letters and articles he received from William L. Batt, Jr. concerning Batt's involvement with the Lend-Lease program, his military service during…
  • Ball, Max W. Papers- Director, Oil and Gas Division, Department of the Interior, 1946-1948 The papers of Max W. Ball include diaries, printed materials, correspondence, speech transcripts, and other items concerning Ball's life and his career as a government official…
  • Bank of America Records- This collection consists of copies of pages from two bank ledgers documenting financial transactions by members of the Wallace and Gates families, and of other residents of Independence, Missouri and the surrounding area. [Administrative…
  • Barkley, Alben W. Papers- Vice President of the United States, 1945-1953 The Alben W. Barkley Papers consist of transcripts of interviews conducted with Alben Barkley by Sidney Shalett. The interviews include recollections of Barkley's personal life and political career,…
  • Barnard, Harry Papers- Biographer and Journalist The papers of Harry Barnard include correspondence of Harry Barnard and his family as well as selected correspondence of Steven A. Mitchell, chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Materials from and relating to…
  • Barnes, Irston R. Papers- Director, Economic Bureau, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1944-1945; Economic Adviser to the Civil Aeronautics Board, 1945-1948; Economist, Federal Trade Commission, 1945-1952   [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE…
  • Barriere, John E. Papers- Staff member, Research Division, Democratic National Committee, 1948 The papers of John E. Barriere consist mainly of materials produced by the Research Division of the Democratic National Committee for President Harry S. Truman's 1948 campaign.…
  • Batt, William L. Papers- Vice-Chairman, War Production Board, 1941-1945; Chief of Economic Cooperation Administration Mission in Great Britain, 1950-1952 The papers of William L. Batt include correspondence, press clippings, reports, diaries, a significant number of…
  • Battle, Lucius D. Papers- State Department Official 1946-1955, 1964-1968, including Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, 1949-1953 The papers of Lucius D. Battle contain most importantly forty-three letters from Dean Acheson, written between 1952 and 1963 and in…
  • Battle, Westray Long, Boyce Papers- Director, Women's Army Corps, 1945-1947 The papers of Westray Battle Boyce Long consist of correspondence, printed materials, press clippings, memorabilia, and other items mostly relating to Long's service in the Women's Army Corps. […
  • Beale, Wilson T.M., Jr. Papers- Penfield Fellow, London School of Economics, 1933-1935; Foreign Service Officer, 1946-1969; Economist, Department of State, 1946-1947; Professor, National War College, 1948-1949 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE…
  • Beckman, Richard Papers- Agent, Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Army; Assigned to Protect President Harry S. Truman at the Potsdam Conference in Germany The Richard Beckman Papers include correspondence, a personal memoir, memorabilia, photographs, newspaper…
  • Bell, David E. Papers- Budget Examiner, Bureau of the Budget, 1945-1947; Special Assistant in the White House, 1947-1948, 1949-1951; Assistant to the Chief, Fiscal Division, Bureau of the Budget, 1948-1949; Administrative Assistant to the President, 1951-1953 The…
  • Bell, Roscoe E. Papers- Industrial Analyst, Bonneville Power Administration, and Coordinator, Western Phosphate Program, Department of the Interior, 1945-1948; Assistant Director, Bureau of Land Management, 1948; Associate Director, Bureau of Land Management, 1948-1951;…
  • Bellows, Everett H. Papers- Director, Productivity and Technical Assistance Division, Office of U.S. Special Representative in Europe, Mutual Security Agency, 1951-1953 The papers of Everett H. Bellows consist of correspondence, reports, news clippings, photographs and…
  • Belsley, G. Lyle Papers- Executive Secretary, War Production Board, 1942-1945 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 3 linear feet. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this…
  • Belton (Missouri) Lodge No. 450, A.F. & A.M. Records- These records include photocopies of the minutes of meetings from 1909 to 1916 of the Masonic Lodge in Belton, Missouri. Also included is a photocopy of the Petition for Initiation of Harry S. Truman, dated December 21, 1908. [Administrative…
  • Bennett, Henry G. Papers- President, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1928-1951; Administrator, Technical Cooperation Administration, 1950-1951 The Papers of Henry G. Bennett consist of correspondence, handwritten notes, financial records, memorandums,…
  • Bentley, Nancy Papers- Friend of Mary Martha Truman and Margaret Ellen Truman Noland The papers of Nancy Bentley consist of correspondence sent to Bentley by Mary Martha Truman and Margaret Ellen Truman Noland from 1882 to 1891. The correspondence documents personal…
  • Bergheim, Myrtle Papers- Secretary to Charles Ross, Press Secretary to the President, 1945-1950 The papers of Myrtle Bergheim consist of printed materials, correspondence, invitations, certificates, train schedules, and other items relating to her work as a secretary in…
  • Bernstein, Bernard Papers- Lt. Colonel and Colonel, U.S. Army, and Financial Adviser to General Dwight D. Eisenhower for Civil Affairs and Military Government, 1942-45; Director, Finance Division and Division of Investigation of Cartels and External Assets, U.S. Group…
  • Bess Truman Collection- The Bess Truman Collection consists of documents related to Mrs. Bess Wallace Truman that were provided by various donors. The collection consists mostly of correspondence between Mrs. Truman and her friends and acquaintances, but also includes…
  • Bessey, Roy F. Papers- Executive Director and Chairman, Pacific Northwest Field Committee, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior, 1946-1953 The papers of Roy F. Bessey consist mainly of documents relating to his career as Chairman of the Pacific Northwest…
  • Biffle, Leslie Papers- Secretary of the U.S. Senate, 1945-1947, 1949-1953 The papers of Leslie Biffle consist of certificates, clippings, correspondence, drawings, invitations, memorabilia, photographs, printed materials, and programs, mostly concerning his career in…
  • Black, Myron L. Papers- Field Director, Foreign Services Division, War Shipping Administration, 1942-1944; Director, Field Operations Staff, Foreign Economic Administration, 1944-1945; Special Assistant to the American Minister to Denmark, 1945; Advisor on Shipping in…
  • Blaisdell, Thomas C., Jr. Papers- Assistant Secretary of Commerce, 1949-1951 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 5 linear feet, 3 linear inches. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights…
  • Blandford, John B. Papers- Administrator, National Housing Agency, 1942-1946; Advisor to the Chinese Government, 1946-1947; Consultant on Government Relations, 1947-1948; Deputy Chief to the United Nations Economic Cooperation Administration Mission to Greece,1948-1950;…
  • Block, Ralph Papers- General Representative of the Office of War Information in India,